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Gregg Harper's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 3, Republican
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Gregg Harper has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Gregg Harper is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Harper Stands for the Unborn During March for Life Rally. 25 January 2011. "Americans United for Life designated Mississippi the safest place in the United States for an unborn child. We've gone from seven abortion clinics to one that is part-time. Let's stay in the fight!" (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Need to Know - Abolish Abortion. 4 May 2011. "I voted in support of this bill because I believe that life begins at conception and that the unborn must be protected. I find it wholly unacceptable for any attempts to reform America's health care system to subsidize abortion procedures at the expense of pro-life taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Protecting Our Families. 12 October 2011. "Strong families and the preservation of family values are important to our nation. I will support the family by [¦] standing up for life, born and unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Biography. 27 October 2010. "Gregg Harper is a strong supporter of the right to life." (www.youtube.com)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Stands for the Unborn During March for Life Rally. 25 January 2011. "Americans United for Life designated Mississippi the safest place in the United States for an unborn child. We've gone from seven abortion clinics to one that is part-time. Let's stay in the fight!" (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Need to Know - Abolish Abortion. 4 May 2011. "I voted in support of this bill because I believe that life begins at conception and that the unborn must be protected. I find it wholly unacceptable for any attempts to reform America's health care system to subsidize abortion procedures at the expense of pro-life taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Protecting Our Families. 12 October 2011. "Strong families and the preservation of family values are important to our nation. I will support the family by [¦] standing up for life, born and unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Biography. 27 October 2010. "Gregg Harper is a strong supporter of the right to life." (www.youtube.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Gregg Harper, pledge to the taxpayers of the 3rd district of the) state of Mississippi and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Gregg Harper. No Budget. No Priorities. 22 June 2010. "I urge Washinton Democrats to abandon their job-killing agenda loaded with federal tax increases. Taxpayers deserve a fiscally responsible budget that spends less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Comments On The September Jobs Report. 8 October 2010. "Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do. This is why we urged the Democratic leadership to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts before leaving Washington for the November elections." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. More Government Spending; Less Jobs. 6 August 2010. "Just around the corner, the Democrats have plans to enact the largest tax increase in American history. That's right. On January 1, 2011, every single tax bracket is scheduled to increase. This means if you run a small business and pay 35 percent on your taxes, next year you will pay 39.6 percent. And if you file in the lowest tax bracket, next year you will be subject a 50 percent increase in your tax rate, not to mention the estate tax and the capital gains tax will return to their previous rates [¦] My family has a budget, my small business operated on a budget, and today my congressional office operates below our budget -- voluntarily returning nearly 10 percent of my Members' Representational Allowance. I urge Congress to follow this example by providing taxpayers with a fiscally responsible budget that spends much less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Gregg Harper, pledge to the taxpayers of the 3rd district of the) state of Mississippi and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Gregg Harper. No Budget. No Priorities. 22 June 2010. "I urge Washinton Democrats to abandon their job-killing agenda loaded with federal tax increases. Taxpayers deserve a fiscally responsible budget that spends less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Comments On The September Jobs Report. 8 October 2010. "Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do. This is why we urged the Democratic leadership to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts before leaving Washington for the November elections." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. More Government Spending; Less Jobs. 6 August 2010. "Just around the corner, the Democrats have plans to enact the largest tax increase in American history. That's right. On January 1, 2011, every single tax bracket is scheduled to increase. This means if you run a small business and pay 35 percent on your taxes, next year you will pay 39.6 percent. And if you file in the lowest tax bracket, next year you will be subject a 50 percent increase in your tax rate, not to mention the estate tax and the capital gains tax will return to their previous rates [¦] My family has a budget, my small business operated on a budget, and today my congressional office operates below our budget -- voluntarily returning nearly 10 percent of my Members' Representational Allowance. I urge Congress to follow this example by providing taxpayers with a fiscally responsible budget that spends much less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. More Government Spending, Less Jobs. "This unhealthy announcement comes after a failed $862 billion stimulus package that the Democrats claimed was designed to keep unemployment under eight percent, a trillion dollar health care overhaul that Nancy Pelosi said would create 400,000 immediate jobs, and an overreach of the financial system that assumes the federal government knows best how local financial firms should invest their assets. Now -- with nearly 15 million people unemployed -- the Democratic leadership in Washington ignored their responsibility to produce a federal budget. The failure by the majority to sensibly construct a budget resolution threatens job creation, explodes spending and deficits, and intensifies America's debt crisis." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Congressman Gregg Harper Comments on President Obama's First Address to the Joint Congress. 24 February 2009. "Now, less than two weeks after passing a so-called stimulus bill that will cost tax payers more than $1.1 trillion, House Democrats are rushing a $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill with more than 9,000 earmarks to the floor for a vote as soon as tomorrow. President Obama has asked both parties to get serious about fiscal responsibility while supporting huge deficit spending increases and raising taxes on small business owners. Republicans believe we should begin fixing our economy by making tough decisions today and not asking our kids and grandkids to pay for wasteful federal government spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Comments On The September Jobs Report. 8 October 2010. "Over 18 months ago, American citizens were promised that unemployment would not surpass eight percent if the President's trillion-dollar "stimulus' plan were to become law. Sadly, Mississippi has lost 30,800 jobs since this promise was made. Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Responds to President's Speech. 8 September 2011. "While I agree with the president that we must get folks back to work, I do not believe that another failed stimulus is the answer." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Need To Know - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 9 September 2011. "Last night the president used a nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress to introduce his latest plan for job creation. While I agree with the president that we must get folks back to work, I do not believe that another failed stimulus is the answer." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper: "Can We Afford Another 100 Days?" 29 April 2009. "Despite claims of fiscal responsibility,' the Obama administration's budget tremendously increases the size of government in addition to creating 33 new federal programs over the past four months through spending in the so-called stimulus. The common sense answer is to freeze non-defense and non-veterans spending, suspend the capital gains tax through 2010 instead of increasing taxes on investment as proposed by the President, and help create and protect jobs by allowing families and small businesses to keep more of what they earn." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Need To Know - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 9 September 2011. "Last night the president used a nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress to introduce his latest plan for job creation. While I agree with the president that we must get folks back to work, I do not believe that another failed stimulus is the answer." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper: "Can We Afford Another 100 Days?" 29 April 2009. "Despite claims of fiscal responsibility,' the Obama administration's budget tremendously increases the size of government in addition to creating 33 new federal programs over the past four months through spending in the so-called stimulus. The common sense answer is to freeze non-defense and non-veterans spending, suspend the capital gains tax through 2010 instead of increasing taxes on investment as proposed by the President, and help create and protect jobs by allowing families and small businesses to keep more of what they earn." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. The Clarion Ledger Op-Ed. 7 February 2009. "Last week, I joined 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in opposing the economic stimulus package rushed to the floor by the liberal Democratic leadership. This bill bypassed the standard committee process. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) forced this bill to the floor without time for the House of Representatives and you, the voters, to have a full understanding of exactly what is hidden within the 647 pages of a bill that would ultimately cost taxpayer's nearly $1.2 trillion in new federal government debt. What does this mean to your family? It means $10,500 in new wasteful federal government deficit spending for your family and every family in America." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Congressman Gregg Harper Comments on President Obama's First Address to the Joint Congress. 24 February 2009. "Now, less than two weeks after passing a so-called stimulus bill that will cost tax payers more than $1.1 trillion, House Democrats are rushing a $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill with more than 9,000 earmarks to the floor for a vote as soon as tomorrow. President Obama has asked both parties to get serious about fiscal responsibility while supporting huge deficit spending increases and raising taxes on small business owners. Republicans believe we should begin fixing our economy by making tough decisions today and not asking our kids and grandkids to pay for wasteful federal government spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Comments On The September Jobs Report. 8 October 2010. "Over 18 months ago, American citizens were promised that unemployment would not surpass eight percent if the President's trillion-dollar "stimulus' plan were to become law. Sadly, Mississippi has lost 30,800 jobs since this promise was made. Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Responds to President's Speech. 8 September 2011. "While I agree with the president that we must get folks back to work, I do not believe that another failed stimulus is the answer." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. More Government Spending, Less Jobs. "This unhealthy announcement comes after a failed $862 billion stimulus package that the Democrats claimed was designed to keep unemployment under eight percent, a trillion dollar health care overhaul that Nancy Pelosi said would create 400,000 immediate jobs, and an overreach of the financial system that assumes the federal government knows best how local financial firms should invest their assets. Now -- with nearly 15 million people unemployed -- the Democratic leadership in Washington ignored their responsibility to produce a federal budget. The failure by the majority to sensibly construct a budget resolution threatens job creation, explodes spending and deficits, and intensifies America's debt crisis." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. The Clarion Ledger Op-Ed. 7 February 2009. "Last week, I joined 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in opposing the economic stimulus package rushed to the floor by the liberal Democratic leadership. This bill bypassed the standard committee process. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) forced this bill to the floor without time for the House of Representatives and you, the voters, to have a full understanding of exactly what is hidden within the 647 pages of a bill that would ultimately cost taxpayer's nearly $1.2 trillion in new federal government debt. What does this mean to your family? It means $10,500 in new wasteful federal government deficit spending for your family and every family in America." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Harper On Copenhagen Treaty: "America Cannot Afford To Gamble With A Misguided Energy Policy." 16 December 2009. "In today's struggling economy, America cannot afford to gamble with a misguided energy policy. This is why I oppose the Democrats' national energy tax and support an "all of the above' energy bill. Harnessing new technologies is important, but Congress must not lose focus on increasing American energy from oil, natural gas, clean coal technology and nuclear power." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Op-Ed: Tax Day Is A Reminder Of The Government's Over-reach. 15 April 2010. "To help finance their job-killing agenda, the President has proposed $1.8 trillion in tax increases by 2020. This reckless agenda includes an over-reaching national energy tax that will do far more harm than good [¦] Democratic leaders in Congress should work with Republicans to remove unnecessary barriers to domestic energy production and embrace a comprehensive energy plan that harnesses new technologies and increases American energy production, starting right here in Mississippi." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper On Copenhagen Treaty: "America Cannot Afford To Gamble With A Misguided Energy Policy." 16 December 2009. "In today's struggling economy, America cannot afford to gamble with a misguided energy policy. This is why I oppose the Democrats' national energy tax and support an "all of the above' energy bill. Harnessing new technologies is important, but Congress must not lose focus on increasing American energy from oil, natural gas, clean coal technology and nuclear power." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Cap and Tax: More Taxes for Fewer Jobs and More Government. 22 May 2009. "As the summer months quickly approach and families across the Third Congressional District start to plan vacations, our state and country continue to struggle with high energy costs. That is why the Democrats' cap and trade energy plan - which should be called "cap and tax" - is a reckless proposal that will do more harm than good. The simple truth behind the Democrats' energy plan is that it is nothing more than a national energy tax." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Video: Harper Slams EPA Over-regulation 23 September 2011. "Reduce job killing government regulations on businesses...Government regulation coming out of Washington D.C. Has a costly impact on life's essentials such as food and gasoline...70% of voters believe that increasing regulations on American businesses will result in more jobs moving overseas...No government agency is more to blame for observed increase in regulation than the Environmental Protection Agency...it's killing jobs and job creation. I encourage a yes vote on the TRAIN act so that American's will have an...understanding of the negative impact that the EPA is having on our lives." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Congressman Gregg Harper Re-Election Announcement. 2 March 2010. "I am very thankful that the Cap and Trade legislation has not made it though the Senate yet. But it's still out there [¦] This is nothing but a glorified national energy tax [¦] It is not good for our country so we're gonna continue to fight against the Cap and Trade legislation as long as it's out there." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Op-Ed: Tax Day Is A Reminder Of The Government's Over-reach. 15 April 2010. "To help finance their job-killing agenda, the President has proposed $1.8 trillion in tax increases by 2020. This reckless agenda includes an over-reaching national energy tax that will do far more harm than good [¦] Democratic leaders in Congress should work with Republicans to remove unnecessary barriers to domestic energy production and embrace a comprehensive energy plan that harnesses new technologies and increases American energy production, starting right here in Mississippi." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Cap and Tax: More Taxes for Fewer Jobs and More Government. 22 May 2009. "As the summer months quickly approach and families across the Third Congressional District start to plan vacations, our state and country continue to struggle with high energy costs. That is why the Democrats' cap and trade energy plan - which should be called "cap and tax" - is a reckless proposal that will do more harm than good. The simple truth behind the Democrats' energy plan is that it is nothing more than a national energy tax." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Video: Harper Slams EPA Over-regulation 23 September 2011. "Reduce job killing government regulations on businesses...Government regulation coming out of Washington D.C. Has a costly impact on life's essentials such as food and gasoline...70% of voters believe that increasing regulations on American businesses will result in more jobs moving overseas...No government agency is more to blame for observed increase in regulation than the Environmental Protection Agency...it's killing jobs and job creation. I encourage a yes vote on the TRAIN act so that American's will have an...understanding of the negative impact that the EPA is having on our lives." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Congressman Gregg Harper Re-Election Announcement. 2 March 2010. "I am very thankful that the Cap and Trade legislation has not made it though the Senate yet. But it's still out there [¦] This is nothing but a glorified national energy tax [¦] It is not good for our country so we're gonna continue to fight against the Cap and Trade legislation as long as it's out there." (youtu.be)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Defending Our Right to Bear Arms. 12 October 2011. "As a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), I will work to protect our 2nd Amendment rights by: Working to uphold our rights to keep and bear arms. Protecting our rights to engage in the sport of hunting. Supporting national policies guaranteeing our rights to protect our homes and families. (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Biography. 12 October 2011. "Gregg is active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association." (harper.house.gov)
  • Gregg Harper. Defending Our Right to Bear Arms. 12 October 2011. "As a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), I will work to protect our 2nd Amendment rights by: Working to uphold our rights to keep and bear arms. Protecting our rights to engage in the sport of hunting. Supporting national policies guaranteeing our rights to protect our homes and families. (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Biography. 12 October 2011. "Gregg is active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association." (harper.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Harper Opposes Government Health Care Overhaul. 7 November 2009. "I believe health care reform should help states, families and small businesses address the problem of skyrocketing costs, not raise premiums for private policy holders and burden states with unfunded mandates [¦] In today's struggling economy, health reform should provide incentives to small business and reward individuals for acquiring health coverage -- not penalize them with hefty government taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Op-Ed: Tax Day Is A Reminder Of The Government's Over-reach. 15 April 2010. "President Obama and Democratic leaders are spending the federal government into a record deficit of $1.5 trillion for this year alone and next year's projection is for a $1.34 trillion shortfall. To help finance their job-killing agenda, the President has proposed $1.8 trillion in tax increases by 2020. This reckless agenda includes an over-reaching national energy tax that will do far more harm than good, and the recently passed, flawed government-takeover of health care that spends $940 billion, reduces Medicare benefits $523 billion and raises taxes $569 billion during one of the toughest economic downturns in American history. Even more staggering, the new health care law means that your tax dollars may now be used to fund abortion services [¦] Saddling Mississippians with new taxes on business and energy is not the right solution. The answer is for the federal government to run its fiscal house like you run your home. Simply put: If you cannot afford it, you should not buy it." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Economy. 27 October 2010. "Let's help small business by repealing Obamacare and by removing the burden that so many government regulations have imposed." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Selected For House Energy And Commerce Committee. 9 December 2010. "I believe that the so-called "Affordable Care Act" is nothing short of politics above economics. During a time when nearly one in ten Americans is unemployed, Congress should be offering incentives for entrepreneurs to invest in Mississippi's economy as opposed to penalizing them with additional taxes and rules. This is why I am committed to repealing this flawed health care law and replacing it with reforms centered on decreasing costs and protecting middle-class jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper: "Affordable Care Act" is Politics Above Economics. 19 January 2011. "The so-called 'Affordable Care Act' is nothing short of politics above economics. This penalizing law is loaded with excessive constraints and oppressive federal mandates on states. As Medicaid rolls rise, state revenues continue to fall, and this law only increases the challenges that Governors face in their attempts to balance their budgets [¦] Republicans want to provide states with the flexibility they need to manage their health programs. This is simply one example of why I am committed to repealing this carelessly crafted health care law and replacing it with reforms centered on decreasing costs and protecting our middle-class jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Op-Ed: Tax Day Is A Reminder Of The Government's Over-reach. 15 April 2010. "President Obama and Democratic leaders are spending the federal government into a record deficit of $1.5 trillion for this year alone and next year's projection is for a $1.34 trillion shortfall. To help finance their job-killing agenda, the President has proposed $1.8 trillion in tax increases by 2020. This reckless agenda includes an over-reaching national energy tax that will do far more harm than good, and the recently passed, flawed government-takeover of health care that spends $940 billion, reduces Medicare benefits $523 billion and raises taxes $569 billion during one of the toughest economic downturns in American history. Even more staggering, the new health care law means that your tax dollars may now be used to fund abortion services [¦] Saddling Mississippians with new taxes on business and energy is not the right solution. The answer is for the federal government to run its fiscal house like you run your home. Simply put: If you cannot afford it, you should not buy it." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Opposes Government Health Care Overhaul. 7 November 2009. "I believe health care reform should help states, families and small businesses address the problem of skyrocketing costs, not raise premiums for private policy holders and burden states with unfunded mandates [¦] In today's struggling economy, health reform should provide incentives to small business and reward individuals for acquiring health coverage -- not penalize them with hefty government taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Economy. 27 October 2010. "Let's help small business by repealing Obamacare and by removing the burden that so many government regulations have imposed." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Selected For House Energy And Commerce Committee. 9 December 2010. "I believe that the so-called "Affordable Care Act" is nothing short of politics above economics. During a time when nearly one in ten Americans is unemployed, Congress should be offering incentives for entrepreneurs to invest in Mississippi's economy as opposed to penalizing them with additional taxes and rules. This is why I am committed to repealing this flawed health care law and replacing it with reforms centered on decreasing costs and protecting middle-class jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper: "Affordable Care Act" is Politics Above Economics. 19 January 2011. "The so-called 'Affordable Care Act' is nothing short of politics above economics. This penalizing law is loaded with excessive constraints and oppressive federal mandates on states. As Medicaid rolls rise, state revenues continue to fall, and this law only increases the challenges that Governors face in their attempts to balance their budgets [¦] Republicans want to provide states with the flexibility they need to manage their health programs. This is simply one example of why I am committed to repealing this carelessly crafted health care law and replacing it with reforms centered on decreasing costs and protecting our middle-class jobs." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Securing Our Borders and Illegal Immigration. 12 October 2011. "Illegal immigration is wrong and it is detrimental to our national security. We do not need new immigration laws, we simply need to enforce the laws we have and secure our borders, now. Those seeking citizenship legally should not take a "back seat" to illegal aliens. We should make English our country's official language." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Immigration. 27 October 2010. "We must secure our borders and oppose amnesty for illegals." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Securing Our Borders and Illegal Immigration. 12 October 2011. "Illegal immigration is wrong and it is detrimental to our national security. We do not need new immigration laws, we simply need to enforce the laws we have and secure our borders, now. Those seeking citizenship legally should not take a "back seat" to illegal aliens. We should make English our country's official language." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Comments on Lawsuit Challenging Arizona. 7 July 2010. "It is illegal to be in the United States without proper documentation, plain and simple. Those who are here illegally should have to face consequences. Arizona has taken a reasonable and constitutional approach to end this decades-old problem that has continuously been ignored by the Obama Administration. Illegal immigration is a matter of national security." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Immigration. 27 October 2010. "We must secure our borders and oppose amnesty for illegals." (youtu.be)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper Comments on Lawsuit Challenging Arizona. 7 July 2010. "It is illegal to be in the United States without proper documentation, plain and simple. Those who are here illegally should have to face consequences. Arizona has taken a reasonable and constitutional approach to end this decades-old problem that has continuously been ignored by the Obama Administration. Illegal immigration is a matter of national security." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Protecting Our Families. 12 October 2011. "Strong families and the preservation of family values are important to our nation. I will support the family by [¦] protecting traditional marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Protecting Our Families. 12 October 2011. "Strong families and the preservation of family values are important to our nation. I will support the family by [¦] protecting traditional marriage." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Harper, Ross speak out on 3rd Congressional District issues. 14 January 2008. "I am fully committed to what we're doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Middle East ... I will say we will have a presence there for the rest of my life ... A lot of this is coming out of Iran ... I wouldn't have a problem if the President said, 'Next time a car bomb goes off in Iran we're going to bomb something of yours'. I'm probably a lot more hawkish than a lot of people on that." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper, Ross speak out on 3rd Congressional District issues. 14 January 2008. "I am fully committed to what we're doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Middle East ... I will say we will have a presence there for the rest of my life ... A lot of this is coming out of Iran ... I wouldn't have a problem if the President said, 'Next time a car bomb goes off in Iran we're going to bomb something of yours'. I'm probably a lot more hawkish than a lot of people on that." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Protecting America. 14 October 2011. "The War on Terror is not a choice or political slogan; it is a reality and is necessary for the security of our country. To avoid another 911 catastrophe, we must: Fight terrorists abroad so that they will not able to attack us in America. Make our country safe by continuing to address homeland security issues and supporting a missile defense program. Provide for the men and women of our military, giving them the tools they need to do their job! They are the guardians of our freedom." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Protecting America. 14 October 2011. "The War on Terror is not a choice or political slogan; it is a reality and is necessary for the security of our country. To avoid another 911 catastrophe, we must: Fight terrorists abroad so that they will not able to attack us in America. Make our country safe by continuing to address homeland security issues and supporting a missile defense program. Provide for the men and women of our military, giving them the tools they need to do their job! They are the guardians of our freedom." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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  • Gregg Harper. Harper, Ross speak out on 3rd Congressional District issues. 14 January 2008. "The truth is that most of the candidates are going to have a lot of conservative views that are similar in my opinion. I think one that I certainly believe is important is that we have to be at least willing to look at Social Security. I mean we have to protect our seniors, but I do believe that personal retirement accounts as a part of that, for our younger workers, would sure be something that would be important and I do support that." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Harper, Ross speak out on 3rd Congressional District issues. 14 January 2008. "The truth is that most of the candidates are going to have a lot of conservative views that are similar in my opinion. I think one that I certainly believe is important is that we have to be at least willing to look at Social Security. I mean we have to protect our seniors, but I do believe that personal retirement accounts as a part of that, for our younger workers, would sure be something that would be important and I do support that." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Securing Retirement for All Americans. 14 October 2011. Social Security is in trouble. Rampant disability fraud is costing American taxpayers millions of dollars. We should protect Social Security for those who have earned it, our elderly. We must explore personal retirement accounts and other options for America's younger workers. We must improve and enhance the investigation and prosecution of disability fraud." (votesmart.org)
  • Gregg Harper. Securing Retirement for All Americans. 14 October 2011. Social Security is in trouble. Rampant disability fraud is costing American taxpayers millions of dollars. We should protect Social Security for those who have earned it, our elderly. We must explore personal retirement accounts and other options for America's younger workers. We must improve and enhance the investigation and prosecution of disability fraud." (votesmart.org)

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